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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

"From what I'm hearing from those at the US largest military base, most think it's foolish and a waste of time and money" 

 

There wasn't any source posted to back up that statement.

 

Of course most lower ranking military thinks parades are a waste of time.  Mostly because they don't want to participate.  And an ex-Navy Seal is just that, one individual carrying out a mission along the lines he had been trained for speaking for himself, again is just that. 

 

The military participated in the Inaugral Parade for Kennedy; in 1991 there was a Victory parade celebrating the end of the Persian Gulf War, and on other occasions dating back to even the administration of Thomas Jefferson.  

 

The only two wars without parades celebrating their veterans were Korea and Vietnam.

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-military-parades-us-have-changed-180968102/


There are far better ways to honor our veterans. So what war are we celebrating ? The upcoming war with North Korea?  This suggested parade is nothing more than an extension of 'who has the biggest **bleep**' contest between our Nut-in-Chief and North Korea's. Trump thinks that marching the military down the boulevard will deter North Korea. A nuclear threat won't even do that. Here is a great opinion piece on that very thing:

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/video/nuclear-deterrence-won-t-work-against-north-korea-here-s-why-115...


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"An informal Military Times poll found that vast majority of the publication’s readers oppose the idea of a military parade in Washington, D.C.

 

The publication, an independent news source that covers the armed forces for service members and their families, published the results of its poll, which was launched on its website Wednesday. The poll asked readers “should there be a parade showing troops and military equipment in Washington, D.C.?”

 

Eighty-nine percent of Military Times readers responded by answering “No, it’s a waste of money and troops are too busy.”

 

Just 11 percent responded by answering “Yes, it’s a great opportunity to show off U.S. military might.”

 

The publication noted that more than 51,000 readers had voted in the poll as of Thursday afternoon."

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/373072-military-times-poll-majority-oppose-trumps-m...

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (13 pages of lies and growing)
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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

"From what I'm hearing from those at the US largest military base, most think it's foolish and a waste of time and money" 

 

There wasn't any source posted to back up that statement.  Actually there was; you just chose to ignore it.

 

Of course most lower ranking military thinks parades are a waste of time.  Are Captains "lower ranking"?  Mostly because they don't want to participate.  And an ex-Navy Seal is just that, one individual carrying out a mission along the lines he had been trained for speaking for himself, again is just that. Yep, in that one case.  The Captains I spoke with were also sharing the view of their troops.

 

The military participated in the Inaugral Parade for Kennedy; in 1991 there was a Victory parade celebrating the end of the Persian Gulf War, and on other occasions dating back to even the administration of Thomas Jefferson.  Yep.  So what would this parade "celebrate"?  Trump's relationship with Russia?

 

The only two wars without parades celebrating their veterans were Korea and Vietnam.  "No doubt".

 

Thank you for confirming there is no pressing need for a multi-million dollar parade to make trump feel good.  He can hire a stripper for far less.


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@Panjandrom wrote:

 

 

This link was there.

 

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/372941-navy-seal-who-says-he-killed-bin-laden-a-military-...

 

 


I stand corrected, but again that is only his opinion as an individual, not as a retired SEAL nor as one who carried out a mission for them.

 

I have no objections for a parade, either on the Fourth of July or November 11 which is Veterans Day (preferred).

 

 

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TxGrandpa2:

 

There wasn't any source posted to back up that statement.

 

 

This link was there.

 

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/372941-navy-seal-who-says-he-killed-bin-laden-a-military-...

 

 

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"From what I'm hearing from those at the US largest military base, most think it's foolish and a waste of time and money" 

 

There wasn't any source posted to back up that statement.

 

Of course most lower ranking military thinks parades are a waste of time.  Mostly because they don't want to participate.  And an ex-Navy Seal is just that, one individual carrying out a mission along the lines he had been trained for speaking for himself, again is just that. 

 

The military participated in the Inaugral Parade for Kennedy; in 1991 there was a Victory parade celebrating the end of the Persian Gulf War, and on other occasions dating back to even the administration of Thomas Jefferson.  

 

The only two wars without parades celebrating their veterans were Korea and Vietnam.

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-military-parades-us-have-changed-180968102/

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@alferdpacker wrote:

Robert O'Neill was a US Navy Seal.

 

trump has never been anything but a lying schlemiel.

 

Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden: ‘A military parade is third world **bleep**

 

From what I'm hearing from those at the US largest military base, most think it's foolish and a waste of time and money and have very little respect for the Commander-in-Chief.  This is all about trump and his ego and not much else.  Most in the military don't feel a need to be "honored" with a parade; just pass the darn budget.


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I could not agree any more. Good for him for speaking up.
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Robert O'Neill was a US Navy Seal.

 

trump has never been anything but a lying schlemiel.

 

Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden: ‘A military parade is third world **bleep**

 

 

 

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